New ban on parking to protect primary pupils

Cllr Sue Alston, Cllr Andrew Sangar and local resident, Cliff Woodcraft, outside Hallam Primary School, where safety measures are being installed
Cllr Sue Alston, Cllr Andrew Sangar and local resident, Cliff Woodcraft, outside Hallam Primary School, where safety measures are being installed
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Children in a Sheffield suburb will soon have a safer route to school after councillors agreed to fund new safety measures.

Sheffield Council’s South West Community Assembly is proposing to spend £2,900 on improving safety outside Hallam Primary School, Fulwood.

The issue of safety outside schools has been raised after a South Yorkshire Police road safety campaign and The Star’s It’s Your Child drive, which aims to highlight irresponsible parking by parents on the school run.

Double yellow lines will be installed at Hallam Primary, allowing children and parents to cross the road safely.

Money will also be spent passing a legal order so ‘School Keep Clear’ zig zag lines can be enforced.

Local councillors have also worked with the school to encourage more children to walk, scoot or cycle to school.

The proposals will be formally agreed by the Lib Dem-controlled South West Community Assembly at its next meeting on October 18.

Coun Andrew Sangar, Lib Dem councillor for Fulwood, who chairs the South West Community Assembly, said: “I’m delighted that as local councillors we’ve been able to fund these important steps.

“Over the past months, The Star, and many others, have shown how children’s lives are being put at risk by dangerous parking outside schools - so it’s only right that we take tough action.

“I am pleased that we have managed to find money for this vital project.”